Friday, November 30, 2012

CFBA: A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas
Abingdon Press (November 2012)
Jennifer AlLee


A Word from Jennifer:

As I look back on my life, it's interesting to see where God's taken me, and where I took myself that God pulled me out of. I finally got back to writing, the dream of my heart. Since 1996, I've published numerous short stories, devotions and plays. I've also been active in church drama ministries, another passion of mine. My first novel, The Love of His Brother (November 2007, Five Star Publishers), was followed by The Pastor's Wife (February 2010, Abingdon Press) and The Mother Road (April 2012). A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is book two in the new Quilts of Love series.

Besides being a writer, I am a wife and mom. Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, my family has learned how to enjoy the fabulous buffets here without severely impacting our waistlines. God is good!


Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure.

Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt.

What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, go HERE.

The best way for me to describe this book is 'cozy mystery' this story definitely is a wild goose chase, a very  fun one at that.  Izzy loses her grandma, but finds herself with some very good new friends and a reconciliation as well.  The characters in this story have a lot of hurt and pain and it's wonderful how the quilt ties everyone together and helps with healing.

A lovely holiday read.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CFBA: Shattered Silence

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Shattered Silence
Abingdon Press (September 2012)
Margaret Daley


Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold eighty-three books to date.

Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2300 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.

Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.

On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.


A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn't what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana's faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Shattered Silence, go HERE.

Book 2 in the Men of Texas Rangers series.  Each book stands alone and violence runs rampant.  From class room bullies to serial killers the Rangers have plenty to take care of in this fast paced, pager turner.  A quiet town turns wild and whistles and bells ring as things heat up on the romantic front.  If you live in a border town you'll be able to relate to the fencing, the helicopters and illegal immigrants...but there will be some surprises in store for you as well.

 A great read.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tiny Prints Sale Extended...time to order your Holiday Cards!!

I like to send out holiday cards, it's a great way to say 'hello' to friends and family that we don't see often and everyone loves those updated kid photos! Tiny Prints is my favorite place to order cards, they are quick, have great service and high quality items...the only problem is choosing the card! 

With the great sale prices, now is the time to buy your cards...check out the deals below, mine are going to be ordered today!


Start Date: Monday 11/26
End Date: Wednesday 11/28 at 11:59pm PT
Offer: 30% Off Treat Card Club Packs.
Link to buy:

You can still save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club.

Treat' Cyber Monday sale went so well that they extended the code CYBERTREAT through Wednesday. You can save 30% on their already discounted card packs for two more days.

You can literally do all of your holiday greeting cards with Treat, and make each one of them completely personalized!

What is the Treat Card Club?

It's a really cool way for you to get major discounts (Up to 60% off through Wednesday) and save a ton of time at checkout by pre-ordering greeting cards in bulk.

Here are the Cyber Monday Prices:

18 Card Pack: $1.39/card, 60% Off Regular Card Price
12 Card Pack: $1.57/card, 55% Off Regular Card Price
6 Card Pack: $1.74/card, 50% Off Regular Card Price

The more cards you send, the more you save with the Treat Card Club.

Treat offers three card packs (6, 12 or 18 cards) which provide significantly greater value (personalized card) and lower cost per card than what you could expect to pay for a generic greeting card at retail.

You can use the cards in your packs to create and send any card from the Treat collection any time you want. And, redemption of cards can be applied during any current or future card purchases. Once you use up all the cards in the pack, Treat makes it easy for you to replenish your card stock if you'd like.

Treat's card plans take the hassle out of buying and sending cards, and they make it super easy, crazy fun, and totally personal to create a card for someone special. Treat takes care of the rest.

So check them out today to take advantage of this amazing deal.